Kim Thorsgaard Jensen

Pontus Andersson from Sweden won in San Marino after a very tight three games final 718 vs. 716 against Kamron Doyle from USA, who attended a stop in the European Bowling Tour for only the second time so far.

The Storm San Marino Open, which was the 14th consecutive issue of this great tournament conducted annually in July as one of the repeating stops of the European Bowling Tour, was as always held in Rose’n Bowl.

48 players were qualified to the final steps of the tournament, which consisted of 3 steps including 32, 24 and 18 players, until the tournament was concluded by a 4 person’s elimination final. In the final, the lowest scoring player was eliminated after each game and the pin fall for remaining players carried forward to the next game.

The following four players were qualified after the 6 games in Step 3:
1416: Larsen Thomas, Denmark
1402: Kamron Doyle, USA
1376: Carsten W. Hansen, Denmark
1366: Pontus Andersson, Sweden

Thomas Larsen was eliminated in Round 1 of Step 4, which ended as follows:
257: Carsten W. Hansen, Denmark
247: Pontus Andersson, Sweden
234: Kamron Doyle, USA
215: Larsen Thomas, Denmark

Carsten W. Hansen was eliminated in Round 2 of Step 4, which ended as follows:
492: Kamron Doyle, USA
471: Pontus Andersson, Sweden (X in roll off)
471: Carsten W. Hansen, Denmark (9 in roll off)

And finally Pontus Andersson became the winner of the tournament:
716: Kamron Doyle, USA
718: Pontus Andersson, Sweden

Pontus Andersson won his second tour title and became the highest ranked man for the third time in his career.

Mai Ginge Jensen from Denmark, became the highest ranked women for the 9th time in her career from a position 9 in the tournament.

Jenny Wegner from Sweden is leading the women’s division of the tour with 594 points in front of Ghislaine Sigter van der Tol from The Netherlands at position 2 with 580 points and Mai Ginge Jensen from Denmark at position 3 with 416 points.

Anthony Simonsen from USA is leading the men’s division of the tour with 469 points in front of Jesper Svensson from Sweden with 422 points at position 2 and Rafiq Ismail from Malaysia with 370 points at position 3.

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The ETBF Presidium have decided to introduce a slight change of the EBT Masters format, where after it will include 8 games qualification for the 8 qualified athletes of each gender. Top 4 after the 8 games will finish the EBT Masters by adding another 4 games to a total of 12 games, to decide the male and the female tour masters of the foregoing year.

The purpose of the changed format, which will be possible to conduct with a few hours less playing time than before, is to be able to conduct the EBT Masters at a day during a tour stop instead of on the Monday after a tour stop.

The organizer of the VII Brunswick Madrid Challenge in Bowling Chamartin; to where the hosting of the EBT Masters 2019 has been awarded since last year, have accepted to move the conduction of the masters into the Thursday of the tournament.

The EBT Masters 2019 will be conducted in Madrid on Thursday 4 July 2019 from 10.00 to 16.00, followed by two tournament squads on 17.00 and 21.00 the same day.

The ETBF Presidium is additionally pleased to be able to announce that Rose’n Bowl in San Marino will host the EBT Masters 2020 in conjunction with the 16th Storm San Marino Open.

The EBT Masters 2020 will be conducted in San Marino on Tuesday 7 July 2020 from 09.00 to 15.00, followed by two tournament squads on 16.00 and 20.00 the same day.

The EBT Masters 2019 and 2020 are the finals of the European Bowling Tour 2018 and the European Bowling Tour 2019 respectively.

The VI Brunswick Madrid Challenge was conducted on 1-8 July 2018 in Bowling Chamartin in Madrid.

The tournament, which as always was well managed by Paco Rodriguez, appeared in the European Bowling Tour 2018 as Stop 6.

The format of the tournament offered 48 athletes in the final steps, of which athletes positioned 1-16 was qualified directly for the Final Step 2, while the 32 other qualified athletes all bowled 6 games in Step 1, starting from scratch.

Top 16 from Step 1 was then joined by the highest seeded 16 athletes for matches in the rest of the steps, always with the highest seeded matched with the lowest seeded etc.

Step 2, 3 and 4 included 16, 8 and 4 matches, all bowled best of three games, while the Semi Finals and he Final in Step 5 and 6 was bowled as one game matches.

The outcome of the last 7 matches became as follows:

Quarter Final 1
(1) Jassim Al Muraikhi, Qatar: 258-257-247
(2) Chris Klerk, USA: 269-195-255

Quarter Final 2
(2) Carsten W. Hansen, Denmark: 202-241-251
(1) Pontus Andersson, Sweden: 222-181-216

Quarter Final 3
(2) Marie Jose Rodriguez, Colombia: 208-231-202
(1) Markus Jansson, Sweden: 223-211-212

Quarter Final 4
(2) Thomas Larsen, Denmark: 256-174-266
(1) Nicola Pongolini, Italy: 198-257-184

Semi Final 1
(1) Carsten W. Hansen, Denmark: 216
(0) Chris Klerk, USA: 179

Semi Final 2
(0) Marie Jose Rodriguez, Colombia: 196
(1) Thomas Larsen, Denmark: 233

The Final
(0) Carsten W. Hansen, Denmark: 219

(1) Thomas Larsen, Denmark: 258

After a fantastic day for Thomas Larsen, he won the all Danish affair in Bowling Chamartin, which became his 5th EBT Title and his 6th highest ranked position in the men’s division.

Maria Jose Rodriguez from Colombia became the highest ranked women for the first time in her career, after a very successful road the whole way to one of the Semi Finals.

Jenny Wegner from Sweden is leading the women’s division of the tour with 494 points in front of Ghislaine Sigter van der Tol from The Netherlands at position 2 with 440 points and Cherie Tan from Singapore is at position 3 with 335 points.

The women’s ranking became a more open affair, since Ghislaine Sigter van der Tol took 70 points by being third among the women in Madrid, while Jenny Wegner did not bowl in Madrid.

The top of the men’s division of the tour is unchanged Anthony Simonsen from USA with 469 points in front of Jesper Svensson from Sweden with 390 points and Rafiq Ismail from Malaysia with 370 points.

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The first part of the European Women Championships 2018 was completely dominated by a very well plying Swedish Team.

In the Singles event, the final became an overall Swedish affair, where Cajsa Wegner took the gold medal after a 242-194 win over her countrywomen Ida Andersson.

Also the final of the Doubles event became an overall Swedish affair, in which Nina Flack and Isabelle Hultin defeated Victoria Johansson and Cajsa Wegner 390–387.

In the Trios event Sweden, represented by Isabelle Hultin, Ida Andersson and Nina Flack, defeated Finland, represented by Sanna Pasanen, Eliisa Hiltunen and Reija Lundén, 638-629.

Finally Sweden continued their Gold rush into the Team event, where Victoria Johansson, Ida Andersson, Nina Flack, Isabelle Hultin, Jenny Wegner and Cajsa Wegner defeated Ani Juntunen, Eliisa Hiltunen, Petra Eriksson-Sola, Reija Lundén, Vilma Salo and Sanna Pasanen from Finland 1125-905.

The rest of the championships were dedicated to Denmark’s Mai Ginge Jensen, who first won All Event Gold with a nearly hundred pins gap to her nearest opponent, Nina Flack.

Later Mai Ginge Jensen won her 4 matches in the Masters event, where Finland’s Eliisa Hiltonen was defeated 2-1 (224-214, 198-237 and 256.191) in the final and decisive match.

Sweden became the best nation with 4 Gold medals, 3 Silver medals and 4 Bronze medals, while Denmark became the second best nation with 2 Gold medals.

The EWC 2018 was the 25rd European Championships conducted since 1962 and the 7th European Championships conducted only for women since 2006.

The championships, which were held in Bowling Stones Wemmel, a suburb to Belgians capital Brussels, attracted 132 female athletes from 25 European member federations.

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It has been found that a trade fare in Munich is overlapping the first days of the original conduction period of the European Men Championships 2019.

Since the consequence of this would be both availability issues for hotel rooms and very high room rates, the German Bowling Federation and the ETBF Presidium have agreed upon a slight displacement of the conduction period.

The original conduction period was 5 June (last day of arrival) to 16 June (first day of departure). The new period will be 10 June (last day of arrival) to 21 June (first day of departure).

The changed period also influences the ETBF Congress, which will be held on 9 June 2019 instead of 4 June 2019, as originally published.

As a consequence of a sponsorship agreement, Stop 11 of the European Bowling Tour 2018 is changed from Rome Open to Rome Open All4bowling.

The tournament will unchanged be conducted on 8-16 September 2018 in Bowling Brunswick, situated in Italy’s Capital, Rome.

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The program of the European Bowling Tour 2019 has been decided by the ETBF Presidium.

The EBT 2019 is the 20th consecutive tour since the first European Bowling Tour in 2000.

The 15 tournaments adopted in the tour are divided in 5 different categories as follows: 2 EBT Platinum, 2 EBT Gold, 3 EBT Silver, 4 EBT Bronze and 4 EBT Satellite tournaments.

The total prize fund in the EBT 2019 is 706.000 €; giving an average prize fund of 47.000 €.

It is a pleasure for ETBF to welcome two new tournaments in the tour, namely the Brunswick Dimitris Karetsos Tournament, which will be conducted in Thessaloniki, Greece in September and the 3rd Brunswick Open, which will be conducted in Wittelsheim, France in October.

It is also noticed that Kegel Aalborg International is back in the tour after one year’s absence in 2018. The tournament was previously conducted in May, but as of 2019 in November.

In addition to these three tournaments, all 12 tournaments included in the EBT 2018 are included in the EBT 2019 as well.

The highest ranked woman and the highest ranked man by the conclusion of the EBT 2019 will be awarded 1.000 € each.

The 8 highest ranked women and the 8 highest ranked men after the 15 stops are qualified for the 13th EBT Masters in 2020. The host centre of the EBT Masters 2020 will be published later.

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Jenny Wegner and Pontus Andersson, both from Sweden, won the EBT Masters 2018 in the women’s, respectively the men’s division.

The EBT Masters 2018 is the 11th final of a European Bowling Tour.

The competition was held in Dolfijn | The Plays To Be in Tilburg, The Netherlands on 23 April.

The format of the event included 12 qualification games, divided over 3 blocks of 4 games, followed by a 3 person’s stepladder final in each division.

The outcome of the stepladder matches became as follows:

Women Match 1
204: Jenny Wegner, Sweden
202: Maxime de Rooij, The Netherlands

Women Match 2
212: Jenny Wegner, Sweden
202: Sanna Pasanen, Finland

Men Match 1
194: Pontus Andersson, Sweden
165: Jari Ratia, Finland

Men Match 2
232: Pontus Andersson, Sweden
172: Richard Teece, England

It was both for Jenny Wegner and for Pontus Andersson their first EBT Masters title.

Final standing women
1. Jenny Wegner, Sweden
2. Sanna Pasanen, Finland
3. Maxime de Rooij, Netherlands
4. Ida Andersson, Sweden
5. Cajsa Wegner, Sweden
6. Vanessa Timter, Germany
7. Alida Molander, Sweden
8. Joline Persson-Planefors, Sweden

Final standing men
1. Pontus Andersson, Sweden
2. Richard Teece, England
3. Jari Ratia, Finland
4. Markus Jansson, Sweden
5. Camron Weier, USA
6. Christopher Sloan, Ireland
7. Daniel Fransson, Sweden
8. Francois Louw, South Africa

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One of the classic tournaments in the European Bowling Tour, the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament, is back in the tour after one year’s absence.

The tournament was conducted on 15-22 April 2018 in a beautifully new and modern bowling centre in Tilburg, which were rebuild as a consequence of an unfortunate fire in the old centre.

The new centre in Tilburg, which is opened as Dolfijn | The Plays To Be, keeps 24 lanes, which is 4 lanes more than the previous centre had.

The tournament was well visited with 206 bowlers entering, playing 502 entries in total; a good beginning for the returning tournament, which as always were managed by Luc Jansen.

The format included a field of 40 athletes advancing into the final steps, of which 36 played 6 games starting from scratch, where after the remaining part of the format included pools of 4 athletes, each playing two games; 4 pools in step 2, 2 pools in step 3 and finally 1 pool of 4 players in the last step of the final.

The final pool of 4 athletes ended as follows:
Gaetan Mouveroux, France: 494 (238+256)
Dan Östergaard-Poulsen, Denmark: 490 (247+243)
Richard Teece, England: 406 (192+214)
Jeroen van Geel, The Netherlands: 390 (211+179)

Gaetan Mouveroux won his first tour title and he is also highest ranked in the men´s division for the first time in his career.

Cajsa Wegner from Sweden became the highest ranked women in a tour stop for the second time in her career, Cajsa left the tournament at the second final step.

Jenny Wegner from Sweden is leading the women’s division of the tour with 494 points in front of Ghislaine Sigter van der Tol from The Netherlands at position 2 with 370 points and Cherie Tan from Singapore is at position 3 with 335 points.

Anthony Simonsen from USA is leading the men’s division of the tour with 469 points in front of Jesper Svensson from Sweden at position 2 with 390 points and Rafiq Ismail from Malaysia at position 3 with 370.

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The 21st edition of the Mediterranean Bowling Championships was concluded on Saturday 21 April in Rollhouse Bowling, situated in Ankara.

These regional championships, which are conducted annually, are open for member federations with a coast line of the Mediterranean See.

The 10 titles in the championships were distributed as follows:

4 titles in the women’s division
Singles: Lauriane Célié from France
Doubles: Elisa Primavera and Elga di Benedetto from Italy
All Events: Lauriane Célié from France
Masters: Amandine Jacques from France

4 titles in the men’s division
Singles: Justin Caruana Scicluna from Malta
Doubles: Roros Stamatios and Vasileios Stefopoulos from Greece
All Events: Roros Stamatios from Greece
Masters: Quentin Deroo from France

2 titles for mixed groups
Doubles: Martha Karatzoyla and Roros Stamatios from Greece
Team: Lauriane Célié, Amandine Jacques, Quentin Deroo and Thibaut Lanos from France

The following six matches, all bowled over two games total pin fall to count, concluded the championships in Ankara.

Women’s Masters, Semi Final 1:
394 (188+206): Amandine Jacques, France
355 (159+196): Elga di Benedetto, Italy

Women’s Masters, Semi Final 2:
379 (180+199): Lauriane Célié, France
433 (184+249): Sara Xuereb, Malta

Women’s Masters, Final:
412 (227+185): Amandine Jacques, France
367 (199+168): Sara Xuereb, Malta

Men’s Masters, Semi Final 1:
339 (178+161): Vasileios Stefopoulos, Greece
384 (197+187): Tolga Sismanogullar, Turkey

Men’s Masters, Semi Final 2:
494 (227+267): Quentin Deroo, France
347 (168+179): Ruben Orche, Spain

Men’s Masters, Final:
442 (256+186): Quentin Deroo, France
324 (141+183): Tolga Sismanogullar, Turkey

France became the best federation with 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze, Greece became the second best nation with 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze and Malta became the third best nation with 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze.

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